Style Roundup: 10 Boat Shoes You'll Love

When sneakers just won't do

That’s right. We’re back on our boat shoe bullsh*t.

Sorry not sorry. The weather went from meh to mediterranean basically overnight, and now all we want to do is sip one of those drinks with the little umbrella in them. And y’know what pairs perfectly with tropical drinks? Casual footwear (not sandals).

If you have a physical aversion to boat shoes, we want to be understanding, but also…it’s hard because boat shoes are great. They’re versatile; they look better with age, and they’re crazy-comfortable! What’s not to love?

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pairs that are perfect for the warm weather weekends ahead.

Below, the 10 best boat shoes for guys:

1. Sperry Top-Sider, $85


SG Says: The OG. If you’re going to get just one pair, make it these.

2. Quoddy, $180

SG Says: These suede boat shoes by Quoddy fit somewhere on the style spectrum between a moccasin and a desert boot. You get the feel of a boat shoe, while the overall look feels (somewhat) less bro-tastic. The best of both worlds!

3. Goodfellow & Co, $30

SG Says: Target’s continuously stellar Goodfellow & Co line strikes again. The chambray material really makes this pair of summer slip-ons pop.

4. Columbia, $80

SG Says: We’re into the twist on a conservative, classic shoe in this pair from Columbia. The sneaker vibes, thanks to the heather grey cotton material, could turn any skeptic into a boat shoe aficionado.

5. 1901 Pacific, $60

SG Says: We’ve told you that lavender is the way to go for spring. Now, are you ready to extend that to your footwear?

6. Sperry, $200

SG Says: These colorblocked boat shoes are not for every guy, we’ll admit it. But we think they look super-cool, plus they give you a little extra height…if you’re into that kind of thing.

7. Tretorn, $70

SG Says: This grey chambray canvas pair from Tretorn feels different than the “typical” boat shoe, but just enough.

8. Tom’s, $70

SG Says: Look, sometimes you just have to lean into the vibe. Y’know?

9. SWIMS, $160

SG Says: To be honest, we’re not totally sure about these as a second or even third pair of boat shoes for your summer footwear arsenal, but they feel ~innovative~ and you know we’re a sucker for that. From the Norwegian rainwear experts at SWIMS, these loafers sport a breathable knit upper that’s surrounded in waterproof rubber.

10. Sebago, $120

SG Says: If Sperrys are the boat shoe OG, the Sebago “Schooner” has to be the OG’s cousin. Sometimes classic brown leather is all you need.



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